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Florida’s crime rate drops, but sexual assaults are rising

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Florida’s overall crime rate is dropping, but the number of reported sex offenses and sexual assaults is rising. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement released Friday a summary of crime information for the six months of 2015. The report showed overall crime volume dropped 2.2 percent compared to the first six months of last year. The numbers are based on information submitted by law-enforcement agencies across the state. The number of murders so far this year in the Sunshine State…

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